Advances in Medical Discourse Analysis: Oral and Written Contexts

by Maurizio Gotti (Volume editor) Françoise Salager-Meyer (Volume editor)
©2006 Edited Collection 502 Pages
Series: Linguistic Insights, Volume 45


The focus of this volume is on medical discourse, a domain of language which deserves closer scrutiny by academics as well as practitioners, due to its increasing relevance and pervasiveness in modern society. Despite the wealth of publications dealing with specialized or academic discourse and its rhetoric, few of these are devoted specifically to medical discourse. This book seeks to redress the balance by bringing together a number of studies that bear witness to the widespread interest in medical texts shown by linguists and professional communities around the world. The volume is divided into two main parts: the first targets medical discourse in its spoken dimension, while the second contains various analyses of written texts. The theoretical perspectives and individual case studies presented here reflect the wide range of methodological approaches and theoretical issues that characterise current research in the field.


ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2012 (April)
Fachsprache Aufsatzsammlung English Language American Language Medicine /Linguistic American Literature Englisch Linguistic English Literature Mündliche Kommunikation Medizin
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 502 pp.

Biographical notes

Maurizio Gotti (Volume editor) Françoise Salager-Meyer (Volume editor)

The Editors: Maurizio Gotti is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Bergamo, Italy. He is currently President of the Italian Association of University Language Centres and Director of CERLIS, a centre for research on specialized languages based at the University of Bergamo. His main areas of interest are the features and origins of English specialized discourse, English syntax, lexicology and lexicography. Françoise Salager-Meyer teaches English for Specific Purposes and Russian at the University of the Andes (Mérida, Venezuela), where she co-ordinates the Multidisciplinary and Multilingual Research Group on Scientific Discourse Analysis. She has published several articles dealing with the linguistic, rhetorical and discoursal features of medical English, Spanish and French prose in international journals and has edited the Language and Medicine section of the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2005).


Title: Advances in Medical Discourse Analysis: Oral and Written Contexts